Faculty and Staff

Faculty Information System: Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains answers to frequently-asked questions concerning the University's Faculty Information System. It is a work-in-progress and will be updated regularly.

What kind of searches can I do?

Searches can be either simple or advanced. Advanced searches let you search Publications, Grants, Professional Activities, and Teaching Activities to identify faculty with particular expertise and interests.

January Microsoft Security Bulletins

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 15:39


Microsoft Corporation has announced two new critical security vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Office and Adobe Flash Player. CSSD recommends that users immediately identify and install the security updates necessary to repair these vulnerabilities by using Microsoft's Windows Update feature on their computers as soon as possible.

In addition to installing the Microsoft patches, CSSD also recommends that all users install Symantec Endpoint Protection software and use the LiveUpdate feature to get the latest virus definitions. As a complement to Symantec Endpoint Protection, CSSD offers Malwarebytes Premium for individuals and departments at no cost. Students, faculty, and staff can download Malwarebytes and Symantec Endpoint Protection at no cost through the Software Download Service at My Pitt. Departments can submit a help request to obtain Malwarebytes for multiple machines.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions regarding this announcement.